20 October 2017

"Zombie disease" in USA

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In the United States, doctors documented several cases of leishmaniasis — a parasitic disease that causes the body to literally rot and fall apart. In such frightening symptoms in the media the disease is sometimes called the «zombie disease». It is assumed that in the US she came from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Experts suggest that leishmaniasis is transmitted by the bites almost invisible gnats three times comparable in size to the mosquito. Causing this disease the parasite is found in 90 countries, including several countries in Central and South America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and southern Europe. It is assumed that leishmaniasis was recorded in the U.S. military returning to Iraq and Afghanistan, or American ecotourists, who are also in these countries. First treatment of people have experienced symptoms of the disease began throughout Texas and Oklahoma a few months ago. As flies the distribution of the disease in North America is not found, experts do not exclude that it has and the propagation mechanism.

As told by the American scientist Naomi Aronson from the University of the health Sciences in Bethesda, depending on which form takes leishmanias, he can either lead to ugly scars, or even be deadly, therefore the search for methods of treatment and combat the spread of the parasite is a very important task.

In a cruel twist of fate, recently, a group of American researchers from Argonne national laboratory modeled the «zombie Apocalypse» in Chicago and presented a video showing, as described in science fiction books and movies, the virus that turns people into zombies, could capture the third largest city in the United States in just two months. However, experts modeled exactly «fantastic» virus that turns people into zombies, and leishmaniasis that had nothing to do. The only connection that this study had with the real disease, lay in the fact that the model was compiled on the basis of information about the dynamics of their distribution.

2016.11.15 / 17:52
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